there is so much devastation still along tons of this region here all up and down the northern coastline of japan and there are so many signs, not just these physical one, but emotional ones, that this region is having difficulty moving on. >> two months on, quake shattered japan struggles for recovery and rethinks its nuclear future. hello, it is 5:00 a.m. in washington, 6:00 p.m. in tokyo, i'm monita rajpal. this is "world one" live from london. also ahead. >> the life, there's no good life. there's no food, there's not job. >> a refugee crisis sparked by the libyan civil war. we asked the u.n. high
commissioner for refugees what can be done for the thousands in dire straits. and greece on strike. live pictures of athens as protesters send a message, no more austerity, but with debts in the hundreds of billions, something's got to give. a moment of silence for lives lost in japan, people across the country paused for reflection at the exact moment the tsunami hit two months ago and the lessons learned continue. tokyo has announced plans to review its handling of the nuclear crisis at fukushima as well as killing thousands of people, the tsunami sparked a partial nuclear meltdown. weeks of work to bring reactors at the fukushima daiichi power station under control, still haven't achieved their goal. in the 20 kilometer zone around the plant, nearly 80,000 people have spent two months away from their homes. tepco says engineers are making progress toward restoring normal cooling at the plant, but the
prime minister admits his government has to take a fresh look at energy policy. >> translator: but the basic energy plan needs to be reviewed from scratch because this big accident occurred. >> cnn has revisited some of the areas hit hardest by the tsunami and joins us near sendai. i was reading one of your tweets this day, and you said that little progress had been made. it looked like the tsunami and earthquake hit just yesterday. >> take a look, monita. it does. other than the fact that the ground is little more dry than it was here two months ago. very little has changed. the destruction here is still as far back as the eye will take you and this is one of the harder hit towns, ishinomaki. neighborhoods look like this. still, 120 to 130,000 people who
are not, because there is debris all over the place. the degree removal has been very slow. trying to move people off in evacuation centers is slow and they're waiting for temporary housing and have not gotten any sort of timeline as to when they will move in. even though it does say on the calendar it's two months after the tsunami hit, if you look there is some progress, but it certainly is not leaps and bounds. the leaps and bounds that the people of these neighborhoods, who lived in these houses, say they need more urgently. monita. >> from the government's perspective, is there a sense that there really wasn't much -- there really isn't much more they can do because the fact this devastation and level of devastation was so huge, no country probably would be prepared enough it to progress it enough in a faster way?
>> you make a great point there. if you think about how many square kilometers, approximately 500 square kilometers of coastline impacted here, you have to give the government the benefit of the doubt. not only are they dealing with all of this, they have to deal with a nuclear crisis, the energy policy looking forward. certainly people who live here amongst all of this say they understand, this was an act of like no other that world has seen of late. what they say, though, is they've got to have more response from the government. there has to be something out there, more of a blueprint and road map for them to give them hope towards moving toward a better future. that's what they say. they can certainly understand the government has their hands full, but two months later they want more of a plan about what their economic base is going to be and where their kids are going to spend tomorrow. >> you talked about the nuclear policy there. we understand that tokyo is saying they're going to have to revisit this from scratch. what exactly are they talking about here?
>> well, they're talking about is specifically looking at the nuclear facilities that are planned for the future. now japan relies on nuclear energy for a good portion of its electricity, its power, about 30%. and so what the prime minister is saying is that if you look at how earthquake prone this country is, something called the pacific ring of fire, it's one of the most earthquake prone countries in the entire world. what the government is saying, what the prime minister is saying, is we need to have a rethink. before we go ahead and put out this blueprint and build these nuclear plants we need to think about exactly what's involved and whether we should. that's specifically what the prime minister is saying. >> all right. kyung lah, thank you so much. some of the images that came out of the disaster won't be forgotten. take a look at some of those pictures we're talking ate here. that's one of the images. the magnitude 9 quake struck
sendai and sent walls of water into the country's pacific shores and sweeping away whole villages. what used to be vibrant towns and villages it turned to rubble. more than 27,000 people are either known to have died or are still missing, thousands of bodies will never be found. and again, this what is they are reduced to living. life may never go back to normal. about 130,000 people lost their homes and are still living in shelters. this is also the aftermath of it. there's the nuclear angle, the tsunami crippled the fukushima plant sending radioactive particles over a wide area so people constantly being checked for any radioactive or absorption of radioactivity and here cities basically return to ghost towns. the 20 kilometer zone was cleared of people. syria's state run news agency says more than 2600 people it describes as rioters have been released from custody.
there are reports several activists and opposition figures were among those freed. they had been detained as part of a crackdown on public opposition to president bashar al assad's regime. it seems the violence is far from over. here are some of the latest pictures out of syria posted on facebook that shows a number of those injured in the fighting in the city of jasim rushed to hospital. some people in syria are trying to get away from the violence by heading over the border into lebanon. cnn is in northern lebanon and has spoken to the of them. ri ma, how many people are we talking about here? >> monita, over the past week, this border behind me, witnessed the influx of a couple of thousand people. they came from a syrian city or town, to behind me. when things calm down, more went back to their villages and town. few remain on lebanese land.
behind me is an unofficial border. the majority of goods and people who want to cross between lebanon and syria use another one, but this is the closest. even the trees behind me fall on syrian lands. i spoke to one woman i saw this morning, we saw some families crossing but one woman talked to me and she said she's not afraid for her life but afraid for the lives of eight children she has and thus she moved her brother who lives here in a village nearby in lebanon. monita. >> rima, is there a sense as this crisis goes on in syria, more refugees will return to lib nonand if that is the case, how is lebanon going to handle an influx of refugees coming into their country? >> so far, the refugees who fled the unrest in syria stayed at family members and some mayors here in villages close to the border where we are.
however, lebanon has not yet dealt with a large number of refugees from syria, but it's no secret that there are large worries here in lebanon. many people are worried that any unrest in syria, if it goes longer and bigger, it will probably spill over to here in lebanon. there is great concern on official level and on the people's level, monita. >> rima in northern lebanon, thank you so much. workers across greece are on strike again. these are live pictures of athens as workers take to the streets right across the country. they say they can't take any more wage cuts or other austerity measures and as athens struggles to live within its means it may need more outside help. that's on top of a $158 billion bailout from the eu and the imf. that staved off a financial default last year. now some people think the crisis is so serious, the euro zone
might not survive in its shape. we want to see what newspapers are saying about this. "the guardian" headline kicking the can along. it goes on to say -- "the wall street journal" asia edition has the headline "greece will need more aid" and it says -- the australian has the headline -- "greek troubles rattle euro zone" and it says greece's economy worsens economy has reignited fears that the country will need extra rescue loans and might end up restructuring its debt. one issue, many views, read
all the articles at facebook.com/w1cnn. libya's humanitarian crisis refugees tell us why they're risking life and limb to get away. >> the life, there's no good life. there is no food. there is not job. >> we talked to the survivors of a refugee ship that sank in the mediterranean. [ airplane engine whines ] [ grunts ] [ dog barking ] gah! [ children shouting ] [ grunts ] [ whacking piñata ] [ whacking piñata, grunting ] by giving me huge discounts on rooms hotels can't always fill. [ whacking piñata ]
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this is "world one" live from london. our top stories, japan has marked two months since an earthquake and tsunami of historic size with a moment of silence. tens of thousands of lives were lost and for those who survived, frustration at the government of the slow process to rebuild their lives. spain says good-bye today to golf legend seve bell stair yose, it will be held in
northern spain. he won five major championships, including the british open three times. he died saturday at 54 from a brain tumor. authorities in syria reportedly have released thousands of people detained in a crackdown on anti-government protests. the state run news agency says more than 2600, quote, rioters have been released on the condition they don't take part in any more protests. thousands of people are making desperate and dangerous efforts to get out of libya and leave the horror of civil war behind, but in the process, many are risking their lives in ramshackled boats bound for europe. we're hearing more of these journeys ends in tragedies. from tripoli, nima el bag gir reports. >> reporter: this is the promise land. many of them risked their lives again and again to make it here. ibrahim is one of the survivors of the boat that capsized last
weekend. >> translator: the boat was overloaded. the captain said more than 400 people, but 350 more were pushed on board. there were over 750 people. the boat started rocking like this from side to side. and because the captain was within sight of shore, he decided it was better to capsize us himself while there was still chance of survive. >> reporter: this is not the first boat ibrahim has been on that overturned. he was on a boat that sank at the end of april but he remains undeterred. >> translator: we will go back to sea. it is god that kills and god that saves. we have no choice. we will keep trying. >> reporter: hundreds of somalis have left the refugee camps they fled at the start of the fighting in libya, trekking back cross country to tripoli, even crossing through the front line. frustrated, they say, because
the international community has failed to help them. >> the life, there's no good life. there is no any food. there is not job. there is no everything. there's no future. i'm trying to go to sea. we want to go to sea, really. if we die, we go to see. >> reporter: hundreds more somalis and other nationalities are continuing to make that desperate trek back inland. >> translator: there was an earlier incident on the 26th of april. fortunately the number of casualties was less, two children and a man. it was in the same waters off the tripoli shore. there were other incidents even before this. and these incidents will continue. they will continue taking these
risks until finally by the grace of god they reach a safe harbor. >> reporter: for refugees tired of waiting for help from the outside world, the hope of salvation, however dangerous it seems, is worth the risk. nima cnn, tripoli. the united nations says nearly three quarters of a million people have left libya to get away from the fighting and it has described the humanitarian crisis there as crave. the u.n.'s high commissioner for refugees joins us live from paris. thank you very much for being with us. as we saw there in that piece and the report, they're saying that international community has failed to help. we're also hearing now that u.k. deputy prime minister is saying that britain does not want to take part in any burdened sharing scheme. what is your response to that? >> well, i think it's extremely important. first of all for all those that manage to cross mediterranean to make sure that europe receives
them, protects them and finds a solution for them, and we are encouraged by the fact that many countries have been receiving those refugees, trying to rescue them at sea. it's important to do more efforts in the rescue at sea. but it's very important that europe keeps the door open for these people. but we have about 3,000 refugees from somalia stranded at the border with egypt and with tunisia. we have appealed for the international community to give opportunities in the developed world. these people cannot go back home. they have been refugees from somalia, refugees from libya and cannot integrate easily into society and tunisia and egypt have made an enormous effort, so it's essential to increase the settlement opportunity in the developed world for us to provide a solution for their plight. at the same time -- >> it seems as though, sir --
>> yes? >> it seems as though no one is listening or at least according to your opinion piece in the new york times you're saying the response from europe has been grudging and meager. what's it going to take then? >> i think that we have the first group of swedish interviewers to come to interview refugees at the egyptian border. others will be coming. i hope the developed world will be able to respond to these needs as i hope the developed world will help tunisia and egypt cope with the challenges of their own revolutionary period and democracy has the conditions to prevail in the complex process the countries are facing with all the generosity they've shown from the refugees fleeing libya the at present moment. i was saying also, we are very concerned with the fact we have information people are in tripoli being pushed into the sea, going into boats that have no conditions for the crossing,
forcing them to be overcrowded an not giving them adequate support for the crossing which means there is a high risk of people per lishing in the next few days and weeks and we appeal to the libyan authorities not to do it and we appeal for european and other forces in the area to increase the efforts of rescue at sea. >> the deputy foreign minister of libya has been quoted as saying and reportedly said that they are willing to work with european countries to help solve this crisis, to solve the problem of the refugees. due believe them? what do you do at this point? >> i think in situations like this, we have many contradictions and the truth is that we are witnessing people leaving libya in very desperate conditions, but also, in ways that really do not guarantee at all a safe crossing. and as i said, we have information of people being pushed into the boats are not allowed to leave the boats when
they feel that the boats are overcrowded. i strongly appeal not to push people into the sea and appeal to all other countries in the region to increase their efforts of rescue at sea because we are witne witnessing a humtsz yan tragedy with 1,000 people having died already in the boats have drowned. >> so let me just go back to my first question then. what do you say to britain when they're saying they don't want to be part of any scheme that will allow refugees into their country, refugees from libya, what will you be saying to britain about that? >> i think we would say to all countries that it is the obviousligation of us all to be sensitive to the plight of the refugees and share the burden with tunisia and egypt. they have received 750,000 people that crossed the border. tunisia and egypt are facing their own difficulties. i think solidarity needs to be
expressed with these two countries. they have been so generous with the people fleeing libya, and that solidarity as an economic dimension, as a development dimension, but one of the things that is absolutely essential now is to make sure that those refugees that are stranded at the border can be received in the developed world. >> all right. u.n. high commissioner for refugees, antonio guterres thank you for your time. >> this is "world one" live from london. in football, pink was not a pretty sight for the italian league champions. pedro pinto explains just ahead. hey, did you ever finish last month's invoices?
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which means you upload songs and films to an on-line storage area and stream them to android smartphones and tablets. i don't know what i just said there. people are excited about the news and there's a lot of discussion on-line. at number two, daddy, you're so handsome. the first words that dallas's daughter said after his face transplant. he had the first full face transplant in the u.s. after an electrical accident left him disfigured. people are posting messages on-line supporting his bravery. bob marlee, 30 years to the day that the star died of cancer and social media is filled with talking about their experiences of seeing him live as well as their favorite songs and a lot of chat about what people are doing to celebrate his music. let's dance to a different beat now and talk sport. pedro pinto joins us with a look at what happened last night. i'm thinking the italian cup didn't go the way many planned. >> you're absolutely correct.
big upset to tell you about involved ac milan. this past weekend milan clenched the title for the 18th time and maybe partied a little too hard because they looked pretty drained as they were eliminated in the semifinals. the first leg ended in a 2-2 draw and they were able to take the lead in the tie after the hour mark. the corner, floated in and amidst the apathy of the defense, julien surged in to head the ball in. milan pushed forward in search of an equalizer and pal here mo took advantage of the extra space available. sent off and slotted home from the spot. less than a minute later, sent off himself, and milan substitutes. reduced the deficit in the fourth minute of injury time, too little too late, palermo will face intermilan or roma in
the final. across the atlantic to chicago, where the bulls took a 3-2 lead against atlanta in the eastern conference semifinals. the hawks had their moments. jeff teague led them in scoring with 21 points. but the visitors could not find an answer for nba mvp deric rose. he scored 33 points, handed out nine assists running the show for the bulls. he always seemed to find a way to get to the basket. and 9-0 for run for chicago to start the fourth quarter allowed them to take control and they never looked back. they won 95-83. and are now just one win away from the eastern conference finals. one final note from the world of golf, the funeral for spanish legend seve balles steros is taking place in two hours time. he will be buried in the north of spain, passed away on saturday at 54 after a long
battle with stancancer. anyone who's anyone in the world of golf will be there to honor and to salute ballesteros. >> anyone who, perhaps, doesn't follow golf were saddened. i was reading the papers and i don't really follow golf but this was heartbreaking. >> he had such charisma, style and class and people appreciated that side of him besides what he won on the course, off the course he was a gentleman. >> thank you very much for that. you are watching "world one" live from london. greece is getting more of what it doesn't want, more cuts, more strikes, questions over its rescue money. we'll have more on a moment on why the debt battered country is feeling more pain. more pain for a country rocked. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier.
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hello. this is "world one" live from london. i'm monita rajpal. japan has marked two months since the earthquake and tsunami with a moment of silence as well as killing of tens of thousands of people, the tsunami caused a partial nuclear meltdown. weeks of work to bring reactors at daiichi have not succeeded. the prime minister admits his government has to take a new look at the nation's energy policies. syrians are crossing the border into lebanon to escape the violent crackdown on protester against president assad's government. syria's state news run government reports more than 2600 people it describes as rioters have been released from custody. there are reports several
activists and opposition figures were among those freed. president barack obama will allow a number of u.s. legislatures to see the gruesome images of osama bin laden after he was killed. members of the intelligence and armed services committee will be able to see the images, if they so wish. the united states says it has made its first aid delivery to the libyan opposition, more than 10,000 ready-to-eat meals have arrived in benghazi and more is on its way. first shipment includes medical supplies, tents, uniforms, boots and protective clothing. it comes as rebels say three of its fighters were killed in clashes in al brega. u.n. investigators in ivory coast believe the 68 bodies found at a mass grave in abidjan were likely killed of supporters of former president laurent bagbag gbagbo a day after he was arrested. they were skreds spread out in a
soccer district of yopougon. they were forced by the militiamen to bury the dead. not the only mass grave unearthed in ivory coast. in april teams found more than 200 bodies in the western town of duekoue. a commission of inquiry is investigating alleged human rights violations committed by supporters of laurent gbagbo and president al has san outtara. joining us is the deputy director at the human rights division of the u.n. rights commission at the ivory coast. what kind of evidence or clues do these findings and mass graves unearthing of the graves give them to, perhaps, prosecutors who want to bring charges against laurent gbagbo, perhaps war crimes against laurent gbagbo at this point? >> as you know, the u.n. established during the crisis a call center that enabled victims
and different sources to provide alleges of human rights violations. on this specific case of the yopougon mass grave, we did have evidence from our sources, one of the witness sent us a footage that he took from his mobile phone. it was this evidence that we decided to send a team to confront the allegations and then the team went there over the weekend. it was on the 6th of may. the team found ten suspected mass graves in one of the areas called duekoue. and then according to evidence that we have, we have victims. we spoke with the people who conducted the burial of the
victims. the evidence is that those people were killed on the 12th of april, one day after president gbagbo was captured by pro outtara forces. that's number one. number two, we went on the scene. we saw those graves. we know in one or in two of the mass graves, there are 21 bodies. we also conduct additional investigations. on the 12 of april, this area of duekoue was fully controlled by pro-gbagbo militiamen. >> let me ask you this question, what kind of position does this put president outtara in at this point. there are allegations some of the atrocities were done at the hands of the supporters of
president outtara? >> yes. the site of investigating human rights is not one side. it's both sides. over the weekend, we concentrated our efforts to confront allegation of mass grave, but we have a team, a special investigation team, established in abidjan to investigate all allegation of human rights which were committed by both sides and then the team continues to do its work. maybe one or two or three weeks, we complete this work. so we will make the report public. >> all right. in abidjan, thank you so much for your time. protesters are back on the streets of greece as workers go on strike across the country. they are voicing their anger at the prospect of more wage cuts and pension reforms.
the government is set to vote on further austerity measures later this month. greece has been here before, hit by repeated strikes amid eurozone pressure to get its financial house in order. greece is already receiving $158 billion in rescue loans which kept it from going bankrupt last year. despite all the spending cuts, athens may need more euro zone support to meet financial obligations next year. eu officials are in athens to review how the debt stricken country is coping before handing over more money. emily ruben is with us to take us deeper into greece's ongoing debt crisis. how likely is it that the eu would say okay, here's more money? >> pretty unlikely. i mean that actually goes to the heart of this problem which is political, because the eu and the imf have bailed out greece before, but the problem with this, is that there is rising euro skepticism amongst many european countries and whereas last year it was a struggle for
them to persuade the german population to allow a further bailout to greece this year it's different. last year we had the electoral success of the party. the countries in northern europe where the wealth is coming from, there's recession and depression there and their voters are saying to the governments, why should we be bailing out greece when they can't even get their finances in order. >> it begs the question, what is athens doing? is this a problem that's just too big for any country to handle or are they doing something that's fundamentally wrong? >> well, some analysts believe that greece should never have been allowed into the euro zone because the economy just wasn't strong enough. i think one of the problems facing greece, one of the major challenges for the government the cost of interest that they're paying on some of these loans is just very, very high. that's one of the things that the strikers are calling for today. they're saying why should our wages be cut so we can pay interest rates to banks across europe. one argument is they introduce a
hair cut, some of the banks write off some of the debt to greece. the banks don't want to do this, this could precipitate a huger crisis because they would have to find that capital from elsewhere and seek bailouts from their banks. so i mean this strike really, i suppose we can't really underestimate the anger, this is anger on the streets of greece because public sector workers feel like they are bearing the brunt of these cuts, they've seen wages fall, pensions and that kind of thing. also an acknowledgement something has to be done because the government, you know, the main worry is the government will not be able to pay back those loans. >> as you were saying, the workers that are striking, they're the ones having to bear the brunt of it. as a result of them striking, what kind of impact is that having on the social system within the country? airports, schools, hospitals, all that? >> well, i mean the whole public sector has closed down public services. there's even a media blackout. journalists have gone out and strikds.
teachers, doctors, this really is a nationwide strike. it's been called by the two largest unions. i wouldn't be surprise ifs there mears to come because greece is nowhere near the end of its problem. >> thank you very much. we're watching "world one" live from london. crossing a line. >> want a higher fence, maybe they'll need a moats, maybe want alligators. >> are republicans turning obama's path to citizen to a dead end to illegal immigrants. warren versus will why is a billionaire competing against will farrell for a management job? hard to define. to those always searching for what's pure and what's real from we who believe we know just how you feel. haagen-dazs. ♪ now the healing power of touch just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol.
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el paso, texas, where a large american flag was hoisted on a ladder truck not far from a mexican one on the other side of the border, president obama toured a busy cargo facility and repeated a message that helped get him elected in 2008. >> everybody recognizes the system's broken. the question is, will we finally summon the political will to do something about it? >> reporter: while the president has been able to catch osama bin laden and push through health care reform, pledges to overhaul the immigration system remain just that. frustrating hispanic groups like present.org. >> the fact that what latinos want in this country is the president to act, to show the type of leadership and govern the way that he campaigned in 2008. >> reporter: the dream act which would have provided legal status to some children, brought into the u.s. illegally, failed to pass the senate during last year's lame-duck session of congress. it was another blow to the president's push for comprehensive immigration reform.
>> we weren't able to achieve it in the first part of this term. >> reporter: there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. what to do with them remains a thorny issue. on capitol hill, most republicans and some moderate democrats seem unwilling to embrace sweeping change until there are tighter border controls. but top administration officials insist the border is as secure as it's ever been. and president obama said critics will just keep moving the goal posts. >> they'll want a higher fence, maybe they'll neat a moat. maybe want alligators in the moat. >> reporter: leaping over a wide divide in congress will be a huge hurdle. >> what remains to be seen what is possible. politics is the art of the possibility. >> reporter: hanging over this debate are the 2012 elections and a cnn research poll shows support among hispanics a key voting block has slipped since the president took office. add to that the majority of americans say they disapprove of
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welcome back. you're watching "world one." be are approaching 6:00 a.m. in new york, noon in berlin, 7:00 p.m. in tokyo. we are still seeing some serious flooding in parts of the united states. meteorologist jennifer delgado has been tracking some of the developments and joins us from the world weather center with more on that. >> major flooding happening
along the mississippi river and we're going to continue to see that as we go through the next several weeks ahead. anywhere in green, this is where we're dealing with some bad flooding there. you can see really the worst is going to be from memphis down towards south. we're going to be moving that worse areas hit areas downstream as we go through the next several weeks. let's go to some video. this is coming out of tunica, mississippi, where residents have been evacuated and you're looking at a casino there. this is big business. this is being affected by the flooding happening there. the good news is, the levees right now appear to be holding up and that's great news. when you're talking about record flooding and some locations roughly we're talking about five meters above flood stage, 16 feet if i take you over to our graphic, levees are essentially very important here for all those res ent dents living across the rezhe region and see flooding happening potentially through the month of may and see them moving into parts of
louisiana as we head into next week. now, the good news is, on the radar things are fairly quiet. you can see some storms over towards the west and over towards the east. up and down the mississippi for the next 24 to 48 hours looking at dry conditions. over towards the west we are going to be dealing with some severe storms as we head throughout the day. there's more flooding in north america. let's go up towards canada and this is in manitoba. reportedly 300 homes are going to be under the gun for flooding as officials there actually going to have to go there and cut a hole through a levee because it risks flooding even more homes. they're talking potentially 600. this is record-breaking flooding in the region of canada as well and includes the saskatchewan province as well. you know it also being from canada. i want to leave you something else happening with the flooding. look at these images. craw fish, slug, actually a deer, actually being displaced because of the flooding and i point this out to you, while you're walking through that flooded water you have to keep in mind, very dangerous with all
the animals now being displaced from the flooding that's been happening across that area. >> yeah. good point there. thank you very much. before we go let's check our top stories. japan has observed two minutes of silence to remember those who died during the earthquake and tsunami. it took place at the exact moment the tsunami struck two months ago. as well as killing almost 15,000 people, the tsunami caused a partial nuclear meltdown. japan's prime minister says his government must take a new look at the nation's energy policy. the united nations high commissioner for refugees is appealing to the developed world to share the burden of the refugee crisis in libya. speaking to the program a little earlier, described the situation in the country as desperate. >> i think we would say to all countries it is the obligation of us all to be sensitive to the plight of these refugees and to share the burden with tunisia and egypt.
tunisia and egypt have received 750,000 people that crossed the border. they are facing their own difficulties. i think solidarity needs to be expressed with these two countries. they have been so generous with the people fleeing libya and that solidarity has an economic dimension, development dimension, one of the things that is essential now is to make sure those refugees stranded at the border can be received. >> that was the u.n. high commissioner speaking to me a short time ago. you're watching "world one" live from london. i'm monita rajpal. the news continues here on cnn. ahead on "american morning" -- there is massive flooding along the mississippi. the river has crested and parties of memphis are submerged. thousands evacuating as the
waters threaten arkansas, mississippi and louisiana. pictures of osama bin laden after the u.s. killed him. a private viewing at cia headquarters is in the works. we'll let you know who's been invited. >> millions of americans say thanks to spanx, the modern day girdle has become a force in fashion. our alina cho sits down with the woman who shaped an idea into a $350 million empire. >> we couldn't do the show without them. plus why prices, home prices, are plunging on this "american morning." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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